United Way’s Women United program is a powerful global network of over 70,000 women leaders across 165 communities and six countries. The affinity group leaders of Women United at United Way NCA utilize their power to make a lasting impact in our region and beyond.

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Women United in Washington, DC

Women United members support United Way NCA’s mission to mobilize all sectors of the community to work together with one goal in mind – helping children and families live their best lives by reducing disparities and increasing equity across our three pillars of health, education and economic opportunity.

We are grounded in our commitment to serving the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population.  ALICE represents the nearly 500,000 households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the county/state in which they live. This translates to an estimated 1.3 million adults and children living in the region who cannot meet the minimum cost of household basics.

 Over the years, Women United’s focus has been on supporting initiatives like advocating for young teen girls, empowering their economic opportunity and mentoring the next generation of women leaders. Together, Women United of the National Capital Area LIVE UNITED and are recognized for their exceptional ability to bring about positive community change.

Member Levels and Benefits:

By joining Women United with a minimum annual donation of $500, you will not only have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to improve the community you work and live in. Member levels and benefits are as follows:

Advocate: $500

  • Full year membership to Young Philanthropists Affinity Group
  • Invitations to a series of workshops focused on career advancement, leaderships and personal financial
  • All general Women United benefits
  • This membership level is open to women ages 21 to 39.

Champion: $1,000

  • Opportunities to join staff in representing United Way NCA at partner events and activities.
  • Ability to bring a guest to annual Women United Way of the National Capital Area celebration
  • All general Women United benefits

Trailblazer: $2,500

  • Option to provide one-year of Advocate level membership to a young woman beginning her career
  • Invitation to join members of the Tocqueville Society at selected events and activities
  • Opportunity to participate on leadership committees

Click here to view more information on membership benefits and levels. If you are interested in joining or learning more about Women United, please contact womenunited@uwnca.org.

Learn More About Women United

To learn how you can get involved, contact womenunited@uwnca.org.

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How do I join Women United?
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Your participation in Women United starts with your investment of $500 or more to United Way of the National Capital Area. When you make your gift, please indicate that you would like to be included in Women United. After that, we’ll take care of the rest! Join today.

How do I make my donation?
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You can make your gift to United Way of the National Capital Area in several ways, including:

1. Through your workplace campaign – Numerous workplaces in the National Capital Area participate in annual United Way workplace campaigns. Ask your payroll department for more information and how to make a donation. This option allows you to donate from each paycheck and spread out your investment.

2. Online – Visit our donation page to make your gift online and indicate that you’re interested in joining Women United.

3. Send us your donation – Checks and pledge forms can be mailed to United Way NCA, Attn. Women United, Department 0751, Washington, DC 20073-0751. For more information, please email womenunited@uwnca.org.

What types of events do you offer?
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Women United holds events that vary among service and volunteer opportunities, social and networking events, and learning opportunities. Events occur anywhere from one to two times per quarter.


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Emerging Leaders

United Way’s Emerging Leaders is a group of passionate, community-focused, up-and-coming professionals in their 20s and 30s who want to connect with like-minded peers, serve their community and develop as leaders for change.

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Tocqueville Society

United Way’s Tocqueville Society is a group of leading philanthropists who understand the value of a major investment in our community, especially when directed and leveraged. Tocqueville Society philanthropists achieve the goal through leading an annual, signature volunteer event that engages our community, by giving personally and by sharing the opportunity to invest among peers and colleagues.